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Designated Buildings

Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act
An Inventory of Buildings Designated by the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act as being of historical or architectural value to the Town of Oakville.

The Ontario Government established legislation for the preservation of heritage properties in 1974, with the passage of The Ontario Heritage Act. Municipalities were delegated the authority to take an active role in the conservation and preservation of heritage properties found within their boundaries.

Specifically, the Act enables the municipal Council to designate, protect, and enhance properties of architectural, historical, and contextual value. The Act also encourages municipal Councils to establish Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committees (L.A.C.A.C.) to assist in matters relating to the conservation and preservation of the built environment.

The Town of Oakville established its Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee in 1976. Currently, there are over 120 properties that have been designated under Part IV of The Ontario Heritage Act. In 1981, Oakville's first Heritage Conservation District designated under Part V of The Ontario Heritage Act, known as the Old Oakville Downtown Residential Area Heritage Conservation District, was established. In 1988, a second Heritage Conservation District was created in Oakville, known as the First and Second Street Conservation District. A third Heritage Conservation District "Trafalgar Road Heritage Conservation District" was established in 1994.

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